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Comment: Re:Contradiction in article summary (Score 2) 360

by JoeyRox (#49382961) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars
The fact that the agent may be working for his own interests does not address the contradiction - it only means the agent is lying to his clients about their improved marketability from staring in the film. As to whether Mark Hamill would have had a less successful acting career without Star Wars, that depends on how you define successful; if you mean a lifetime of showing up to conventions and signing autographs for $10 a piece then maybe. If instead you mean an actual acting career with other significant roles, I would say no.

Comment: Contradiction in article summary (Score 4, Interesting) 360

by JoeyRox (#49382859) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars
The first section of the summary states that actors have trouble finding other roles after staring in the Star Wars franchise but then concludes with an agent saying actors should accept the low-paying Star Wars roles because it "...guarantees a huge global audience, enhancing an actor's marketability."

Comment: Re:A few embedded strings and timestamps? (Score 2) 129

by JoeyRox (#49234175) Attached to: New Evidence Strengthens NSA Ties To Equation Group Malware
Seems to me that the odds a hacker group would intentionally embed a codeword attributed to another hacker organization to cover his tracks are higher than the odds that the NSA accidentally embedded the same strings in multiple exploits. That's on a relative odds basis. On an absolute basis the odds for either seem rather low and thus IMO the evidence in the article is still very weak.

Comment: Sometimes it takes embarrasement to effect change (Score 4, Interesting) 356

The rapist's comments in the documentary are pretty shocking - he blames the victim for the rape, for being out at 9PM rather than at home doing house chores. I suspect this perspective isn't unique to this one man and thus the government considers it an embarrassing reflection on the nation as a whole. Maybe that's a good thing.

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